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Mat-Su Borough signs disaster declaration in wake of erosion in Talkeetna

Posted on AllSides September 12th, 2023
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TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) - The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has declared the ongoing erosion occurring at the banks of the Susitna River in Talkeetna a disaster. On Tuesday, borough Mayor Edna DeVries and manager Mike Brown signed the local declaration to access additional resources, funding, as well as support from state or federal agencies, according to a press release put out by public affairs director Stefan Hinman. The borough has reported that nearly 325 feet of the 44-year-old revetment has been lost to the recent high waters, taking with an additional 60-85...

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